We have just returned from a 2 week holiday at this hotel. We were a party of 5 adults and one child. (6 months old)
First of all I feel I must start with the flight out from Manchester, the cabin crew were very friendly and made the flight quite enjoyable and the pilot gave regular update which was good now there is no in-flight entertainment.
On arrival at Heraklion airport we received our bags very promptly.
The transfers to the hotel are by taxi but as we were a large party the Thompson rep had arranged a mini bus so we could all travel together. This was very welcome as we had quite a large amount of luggage. (Thanks Mr Parry)
On arrival at the hotel we were made very welcome and given ice cold drinks. (We found the reception helpful at all time during out holiday)
As we were the only people who arrived at the hotel the check in was very swift. 3 of the party were allocated rooms in the main hotel block. (Which was fine) and the other 2 with the child were allocated in a ground floor room in the gardens.
The rooms are basic but during our stay were kept clean with clean towels, if needed, left every day. Beach towels can be changed daily if required.
The hotel grounds are a joy to see with every type of flower, shrub and cacti you can think of and are kept in an immaculate condition.
The pool areas are also kept very clean and there is no shortage of sun beds. The beach area is good with a life guard patrolling during the day. Whilst we were there the red flag was flying on the beach and to his credit he did his best to keep people out of the water (even so a small minority did ignore his instructions) so that meant he was stuck watching these people to make sure they were safe.
We booked the all inclusive option which is well worth the extra.
The food was good but did become repetitious over the 2 week, but on saying that there was quite a good choice at every sitting.
While we were there we had the lobster meal which was served in the Al a carte restaurant. Well worth a try.(It is at an extra cost)
The beach area is quite nice with a seating area on the beach, the service in this bar was very good and the barman very friendly and helpful.
The lobby bar again offered good service with the waiters priding themselves in remembering you order.
For the second week the couple with the baby were upgraded to a beach front bungalow which was a very nice gesture. The others were offered upgrades to pool view rooms.
Over all a good hotel that we would consider revisiting in the future.
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